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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 713–736.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Psychometric geology suspends itself between materialism and vitalism in an effort to develop a theory, at once practical and ethical, of interobjectivity. A certain attunement, at once intellectual and intuitive, to the geological past would, according to the Dentons, lay the foundations for a vitalized and...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 737–765.
Published: 01 December 2014
... scientia sexualis . Primary to Barnes’s vision are the Baptism, the laying on of hands, and the Eucharist, which she opens toward their queer possibilities for affiliation, transmission, and historiography. Her project enables a queer hypersociality, a counterpoint to the antisocial thesis that, in the end...
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American Literature (1 June 2012) 84 (2): 243–271.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Hester Blum In 2007, a Russian submarine planted a titanium flag on the seabed under the North Pole, laying the groundwork for Russia’s claim to Arctic oil and gas resources. Blum’s essay explores the prehistory of Russia’s polar land grab in terms of the influential (if satirized) early-nineteenth...
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American Literature (1 September 2010) 82 (3): 489–518.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Christopher Hanlon Hanlon's essay depicts South Carolina Congressman Preston Brooks's 1856 assault on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner as a flashpoint for 1850s controversies over the laying of transatlantic telegraphic cable between the United States and England. Widely treated by both...
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American Literature (1 December 2010) 82 (4): 753–778.
Published: 01 December 2010
... university-based poetry scene. On the other, laying claim to the status of a beginner may be read as a strategy of defense, for it allows poets to present themselves as if they had yet to embark on professional careers. Interpretations of articulations of beginning in first-book poems by Sylvia Plath...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 213–240.
Published: 01 June 2016
... subject of anti-English violence half a world away in order to lay claim to a global English identity. The essay compares the visual representation of that East Indian violence with a well-known image of violence in New England, John Underhill’s figure of the Mystic Fort massacre of the Pequot War...
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American Literature (1 June 2016) 88 (2): 401–404.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Philip Beidler Sitting in Darkness: Mark Twain’s Asia and Comparative Racialization . By Hsu Hsuan L. . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2015 . xii, 244 pp. Cloth , $79.00 ; paper, $24.00 ; e-book available. Mark Twain in China . By Lai-Henderson Selina . Stanford, CA...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 418.
Published: 01 June 2001
...- jective is debatable. More than 150 years later, Walsh attempts to account for Poe’s whereabouts during ve lost days’’ preceding his death and thereby lay to rest ‘‘the greatest Poe mystery of all He begins by debunking the...
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American Literature (1 December 2014) 86 (4): 836–838.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Schuyler’s 1931 Black No More and Nathanael West’s 1934 A Cool Million exemplify modernist burlesque. Both novels parody conventional genres of upward mobility, such as passing narra- tives and “rags-to-riches” fiction, and in the process, they lay bare unspoken classist and racial assumptions about...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 204–206.
Published: 01 March 2016
... LeMenager, the everywhereness of oil presents a problem of materialization, a problem of how to make the everywhere and the ordinary visible. This materialization of oil is necessary, she writes, if we are to lay bare Americans’ ultradeep attachment to a resource they know will soon betray them—a...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 205–207.
Published: 01 March 2003
... creating an audience and community for this work. The book lays out its theoretical argument in the introduction and then chronologically works its way from the 1950s forward: from Charles Olson, to Jack Spicer, to...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 879–881.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... The book can be divided into three parts: the first three chapters, which anato- mize the literary protocols of epiphany and lay out the reasons for postmod- ern wariness; the second three chapters, which probe how DeLillo, Kerouac...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 413–414.
Published: 01 June 2001
...). Differentiating her subjects by region, class, race, education, denomination, and other contexts, Brekus lays out her material without silencing its para- doxes and contradictions. While her own interpretations are informed and...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 414–415.
Published: 01 June 2001
...-thinkingradicalssuchasElizabeth Cady Stan- ton’’ (7). Differentiating her subjects by region, class, race, education, denomination, and other contexts, Brekus lays out her material without silencing its para...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 423–424.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., anyone who sticks it out through the historical narrative Hegeman tells will be rewarded with a more complex sense of the culture that remains at the center of the disciplines that lay claim to ‘‘cultural...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 424–425.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., anyone who sticks it out through the historical narrative Hegeman tells will be rewarded with a more complex sense of the culture that remains at the center of the disciplines that lay claim to ‘‘cultural...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2016
... as it becomes an empire? How can the United States distinguish itself from Europe if it assumes Europe’s role as colonizer? The answer lay in devising such practices of territorialization as “empire by deferral” (the indefinite postponement of political equality to territories) and “colonization...
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American Literature (1 December 2018) 90 (4): 870–872.
Published: 01 December 2018
... the memories of ex-slaves. Stewart’s thesis lies in the irony of her title: there is, in fact, no “past” slavery, or as she puts it, “this study explores the ways the past of slavery continued to haunt New Deal attempts to lay the ghosts of slavery to rest” (2). In Long Past Slavery , Stewart...
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American Literature (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
..., moreover, Archives of Flesh aims to lay bare the repressive discourses that have been fastened to the black “animal” epidermis through a materialist reevaluation of Spanish culture (14). Although Reid-Pharr is interested in Spanish artists and thinkers as figures who articulated an antihumanist...
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American Literature (1 June 2017) 89 (2): 425–427.
Published: 01 June 2017
... abjection as voluntary and therefore glorious. The power of suffering breaks down racial divides even as its expression reifies them. Most importantly, abjection’s power arises from its religious roots. As Miller explains, abjection in Christianity meant both to cast down and to lay a foundation...